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The ABCs of Dealing With Domestic Violence

Domestic violence was a part of my family's life for years. When I made the decision to leave with my children, I had to rely on the law to provide the protection we needed. Sometimes, the system does not work as fast as we want. I soon learned that going at it alone without any guidance caused significant delays. I created this blog to help others who are seeking legal means to deal with an abusive ex. By making the right moves, it is possible to get the necessary protections in place so that you can also live a happier and healthier life.


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The ABCs of Dealing With Domestic Violence

    When Grandparents Seek Child Custody

    As a grandparent, it's heartbreaking to acknowledge that your grandchild is not receiving adequate care. Ultimately, however, grandparents can sometimes realize that they must step in and care for that grandchild. Grandparents today have more rights about the care, visitation, and custody of their grandchildren than ever before, and it may be necessary for you to assert your rights and seek custody of your grandchild. The family courts don't take custody changes lightly, so knowing what the judge is looking for when it comes to child custody can make a big difference in how you approach the child custody hearing.

    Pushing For A Better VA Appeal

    Getting an appeal through the Veterans Affairs (VA) claim system isn't easy. There's a high burden of proof that needs to be shown with official paperwork, and any medical evidence needs to illuminate your problem in a way that the VA can understand for their decision. If you're missing critical pieces of evidence, have been rejected with the evidence you have, or aren't sure what you need to make your claim better, here's a bit of appeal system insight and ways that a professional can help your appeal succeed.

    You've Been Appointed Executor: Now What?

    Mixed feelings are perfectly normal for those who've learned that they have been appointed executor (or personal representative) for an estate. This appointment can seem a bit overwhelming, especially if you are not certain what your duties will entail. Before too much panic sets in, however, you should certainly take a moment to relish the honor; only the most trusted and responsible of friends and family members are asked to perform this duty for the deceased.

    5 Workers Compensation Mistakes To Avoid

    Workers compensation is a form of insurance that employers are required to have in order to protect employees who may be injured on the job. After a workplace injury, workers compensation can pay for medical bills as well as any wages that are lost due to missing work while recovering. If you are hurt at work, it is important to avoid common mistakes when it comes to workers compensation. Some of the most common workers compensation mistakes include:

    Can You Sue If You Are Injured While Performing Work For A Friend Or Neighbor?

    Doing a small job for a friend or neighbor, such as helping them install a new garbage disposal or checking on their cat while they are on vacation, isn't usually any cause for financial worries. Unfortunately, sometimes accidents do happen and you may need to be compensated for the cost of treatment, lost wages, or even pain and suffering. The following guide can help you understand what you may be entitled to.

    Covered Or Not? Less Common Workplace Injuries

    Being injured in a work-related incident can mean eligibility for valuable benefits, such as payment for your medical care and coverage of a portion of your regular wages while you seek medical treatment and recuperate. The question of workers' compensation coverage may come into play, however, when your accident occurs under less common circumstances and locations. Read on to learn more about what you can expect if you find yourself the victim of one of these uncommon situations for work-related injuries.

    4 Tips For Welcoming An Adopted School-Age Child Into Your Home

    Adoption is often a blessing for both the child who is being adopted and the family who is welcoming the child into their home. While adoption is usually a positive experience in the long run, there can be unexpected challenges and hurdles along the way. That's especially true if you are adopting a school age child. While adopted infants get the benefit of growing up with only memories of their adopted home, school age children may have lived with their biological parents, other relatives, or even a series of foster homes.

    Neighbors Stop Acting Neighborly? 4 Steps To Take When You're Involved In A Dispute

    Neighbor disputes can destroy the sanctity of your home, especially if the dispute escalates to hurt feelings and hostility. If you're involved in a dispute with your neighbor, you want to try and settle it before things really get out of hand. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to settle differences. If the dispute with your neighbor has gotten out of hand, here are some steps you should take to settle the matter.